Driver Feed Discovery Tool MIA
Can anyone tell me the commands of the Driver Feed Discovery Tool.vbs script? I upgraded to 9.0.144 and it seems that file disappeared entirely. I can't find a download of it and a 6 year old post for its download location has expired. I'm also wondering if I'm missing anything else in this folder?
with 9.0 the driver feed has been changed.
the popup etc is now in the copy_drivers_debug-.vbs
Not to hijack this post, but does anyone know if they still support us manually adding drivers under 9.1 (that are not Dell, HP, or Lenovo)? We just recently upgraded our SDA and previously had drivers for Microsoft Surface Tablets and Intel NUCs in our "drivers_postinstall" folder (under the original 8.x structure).
Ideally, I would like to move them into that new "windows" folder that was automatically created, but I do know the correct hex codes for those models. - I would also like to avoid having to re-run the driver feed builder tool (which is still present under 9.x), if possible.
I am having a bunch of issues with the driver feed when I upgraded to the 9.0.144.
My folders are all weird names now where they used to say the name of the Computer.
Has anyone else had this issue?
Also since two days ago now my folders are duplicating over and over again.
Just makes the folder over and over again.
Mine have also renamed themselves, i don't have nearly as many as you but the ones i see are following the same naming convention as you have posted. I've seen this # referenced during the Copy drivers task during imaging, the 4 digit code you see is referenced once the discovery tool identifies the machine you are working on. For example yesterday the HP Prodesk 700 was identified as 8148. I think this is a cleaner way for kace to identify a machine, instead of HP Probook 17 G6 etc etc etc. I just cant figure out how we as techs identify the computer's driver folder outside of selecting it in Driver Feed. Unsure if it matters if we do or not.
Im unsure of the duplication problem you're facing.
One of the problems when it keeps adding another folder and you image that computer that uses those drivers you get like 4,134+ drivers to install. To fix the folder I have to know what computer model to find then unistall the package then reinstall the drivers and it is fixed, except it keeps that four digit name.
I am trying to figure out why/how it is duplicating the folders.
But it DOES seem to eat up space. I just did a WinDirStat on \\drivers_postinstall, and some of my "nested folders" were over 50GB, and one even >100GB, then, when I delete them manually through File Explorer, it certainly seems to be deleting that much data.
If this "hex code" is going to be the new way models are identified, in the Driver Feed Library that code should be displayed. Somewhere.
The hotfix seems to resolve the issue, however, it doesn't go back and fix what was already "nested." I was able to determine this error by it taking a VERY long time to copy drivers during imaging for a particular model, in my case, a Optiplex 5090.
I highly recommend you do the same with WinDirStat or some similar tool, and then uninstall/reinstall from the Driver Feed those that seem to have this "nested folders" issue.